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Table 5 Four separate regression analyses predicting each attitude factor score (n = 250)

From: Physicians' attitudes about obesity and their associations with competency and specialty: A cross-sectional study

Dependent Variables Attitudes
  Physician Discomfort/Bias Physician Success Positive Outcome Expectancies Negative Outcome Expectancies
Independent Variables Std Beta p Std Beta p Std Beta p Std Beta p
Perceived Obesity Counseling Skills         
   Assess -.21 .045 .29 .001 -.20 .048 -.06 .555
   Advise .06 .556 -.04 .655 .06 .569 .24 .012
   Agree -.10 .309 .31 .000 -.04 .676 -.23 .016
   Assist .04 .654 .01 .922 .18 .023 -.09 .227
   Arrange .04 .692 .03 .670 .06 .465 .06 .435
   % of Obese Pts Lose Weight -.11 .102 .11 .047 .00 .958 -.10 .106
Physician Characteristics         
   Female -.03 .719 .00 .969 .08 .250 -.05 .441
Training Characteristics         
   Specialty: Pediatrics -.10 .190 .00 .969 .27 .000 .08 .281
   Specialty: Psychiatry .02 .793 .03 .994 -.01 .863 -.27 .000
   Yrs Since Residency -.07 .340 .04 .664 -.22 .001 .13 .049
Practice Characteristics         
   Time Spent in Direct Pt Care in Public Outpatient Setting1 .00 .998 -.06 .315 .05 .734 .01 .854
   Hours/Wk See Outpatients -.02 .757 .10 .089 .04 .563 -.02 .775
   % of Pt in Practice Obese -.00 .963 -.00 .951 -.03 .646 .11 .122
Total Variance (R 2 ) Explained R 2 = 3.7% p = .046 R 2 = 33.6% p < .001 R 2 = 9.8% p < .001 R 2 = 15.6% p < .001
  1. 1 5-point scale: 1 = No time spent, 2 = up to 25% of effort, 3 = 25% – 50% effort, 4 = 50% – 75%, 5>75% effort